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A Letter From Singapore

  Singapore hosts Joint Five Power Defence Arrangements Exercise Bersama Lima 2016 Royal Air Forces jet fighters train alongside forces from Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand in a joint exercise hosted by Singapore involving air, naval and land forces. >>> Read more <<< Singaporean students receive top Commonwealth Essay prizes at Buckingham Palace Two…

Speaker Highlight: Shanker Singham

On November 16 Shanker Singham will take us through the options ahead for both exports from and imports to Britain as we gather in Stirling to discuss some of the most critical yet opaque trade issues affected by Britain’s newfound place in the global world order. Shanker is the Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies…

Edinburgh Diwali Festival 2016

For many years Edinburgh has been known as the ‘city of festivals’ and has been very successful in attracting and mounting programmes of the highest quality from around the world. Edinburgh has taken the initiative to promote festivals that could cater for the specific needs of ethnic communities settled in Scotland in general and Edinburgh…

Gateway House Weekly Briefing

Weekly Briefing Volume V, Issue 43: Thursday, 27th October, 2016 www.gatewayhouse.in BRICS, BIMSTEC @ Goa: activity or achievement? Perhaps South Block did not gain as much as it had hoped to: there was a gulf in member states’ perceptions. One takeaway, therefore, for policy makers was that while noise has its uses, it is now…

A Letter From Hong Kong

Last week we held the first ever Scottish Technology investment events in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Bringing together investors and entrepreneurs in a unique pitching format, it was a great opportunity to introduce some of Scotland’s most exciting technology companies. The events were delivered by Informatic Ventures and Partners , including the Asia Scotland Institute.…

Trade Tools for the 21st Century

Shanker Singham and Molly Kiniry are the authors of a new Legatum Institute study that outlines the difficulties that are faced by modern trade agreements, which include powerful political forces opposing globalisation and the rising tide of protectionism, populism, and nationalism. Trade Tools for the 21st Century [PDF] By Shanker A. Singham and A. Molly…

Gateway House Weekly Briefing

Weekly Briefing Volume V, Issue 42: Thursday, 20th October, 2016 www.gatewayhouse.in BRICS/BIMSTEC’s maritime portents The recent BRICS summit and BIMSTEC outreach highlighted some laudable maritime endeavours linking geographically distant, emerging economies within the grouping. The BIMSTEC platform is also crucial to India’s efforts to create a peaceful Bay of Bengal community through economic and cultural…

Shanker Singham: The Impact of Anti-Competitive Market Distortions

The Legatum Institute’s Director of Economic Policy, Shanker Singham, explains the research behind a new report on the Indian economy. the report examines and makes recommendations about the market distortions that exist inside the border, as well as more conventional trade barriers and lack of property rights protection. Shanker Singham and Elizabeth Linder will take…

A Letter From Mumbai

Weekly Briefing Volume V, Issue 40: Thursday, 6th October, 2016 www.gatewayhouse.in BRICS: expectations from the Goa Summit The 8th BRICS summit in Goa takes place in the midst of major geopolitical events; Brexit, the U.S. elections, the South China Sea dispute, and the terror attacks in Uri. There is much need for BRICS to demonstrate…